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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2012

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  • Praise again for pharmacy over successful pseudoephedrine controls Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 17:25

    Pharmacists have once again been thanked for making a “substantial contribution” to managing the potential misuse of medicines containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, which can be used in the illegal manufacture of methylamphetamine, or “crystal meth”.

  • Avoid hypotonic saline use in under-16s Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 17:20

    Hypotonic saline solution should not be used for children aged 16 years or under because it can cause dangerously low levels of sodium. In some cases this can lead to swelling of the brain and death, according to new safety advice from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (29 October 2012).

  • Interactions in dictionary (Cristiano Zuin/

    Cardio/CNS drugs likely to interact with herbals Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 17:16

    Medicines affecting the cardiovascular or central nervous system are the most likely type of drug to interact with herbal and dietary supplements, according to research published in the November issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice (2012;66:1056).

  • Are pharmacists actually benefiting from following the formula for CPD? Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 13:01

    Recently published data show that pharmacists are meeting standards for continuing professional development, but we ask if they are truly developing as practitioners Margaret Culshaw and Roshan Lala Division of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Huddersfield 

  • This “brain” entry was sent in by a community pharmacist, who said this is her brain at home

    Blank brain images speak volumes about the pressures on pharmacists Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 12:48

    Hannah Family, Marjorie Weiss and Jane Sutton explain how the use of blank brain images can determine the kind of pressures pharmacists feel under in their minds

  • Role of a deanery in managing the quality of preregistration training Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 12:39

    In this article Gail Fleming describes her experiences of working within a postgraduate deanery to quality-manage preregistration training for pharmacy professionals

  • Intrathecal route of drug delivery can save lives or improve quality of life Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 12:03 By Kalliopi Dodou

    In our final science article for 2012 on pharmaceutics, Kalliopi Dodou takes a look at the less commonly used intrathecal route of drug delivery

  • Exploring pharmacists’ views about the responsible pharmacist role Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 11:44

    Pharmacists surveyed are concerned and confused about the impact of the RP RegulationsSamir Vohra, Nicola Gray School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire

  • Gazette (3 November 2012) (RPS members only) Subscription

    31 OCT 2012

    This week's Gazette page of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society can be viewed as a PDF.Announcements include: Diary, deaths and tributes

  • Pyrotechnic pollutants

    31 OCT 2012 By Bystander

    I have written in the past about hazards caused by things we launch into the air, such as helium balloons (PJ 2009;282:627) and sky lanterns (PJ 2011;287:621).

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